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Today, Lawmakers in the Arkansas House Passed SB59 and SB298
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement calling on Governor Hutchinson to veto dangerous nullification bills after lawmakers in the Arkansas House passed SB59 and SB298. The nullification bills, widely opposed by law enforcement officials, would prevent local officials from keeping Arkansans safe by helping to enforce federal gun laws, and subject them to criminal penalties if they do so.
“Once again, our lawmakers have proven that their claims to support public safety are meaningless,” said Amy Gillespie, a volunteer with the Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Their blatant hypocrisy is only matched by their gun extremism. Governor Hutchinson should stand up for what’s right and veto these nullification bills.”
Did you know?
The US gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs
Last updated: 1.7.2021